Can't boot from CD

So I just finished my build and am trying to install a new OS on my HDD.

Relevant Hardware:

* Optical Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS (SATA interface)
* Motherboard: ASUS P6X58D-E
* CPU: Intel Core i7 930


* The HDD will boot into windows and crash (because I corrupted the OS on another machine).
* I can see the CD-Drive in the BIOS, but when I set priority to it, it skips it. EDIT: Actually, It doesn't detect the CD-Drive (it's not listed under the SATA devices), however there is one selectable in the boot priority menu.
* I cannot see the CD in my motherboard's boot options (F8 Menu).

I've tried both my ubuntu disc which I just mounted and a windows 7 disc which I bought retail. Neither one showed up, so it's likely a hardware issue.

This is my first build, so I probably just forgot about something stupid, but I read the sticky and double checked everything was seated correctly, so I'm unsure of where to go.

Please tell me if any more info is needed. Thanks

EDIT: Solved it. Bad SATA cable. Sorry for cluttering up the forum with my BS.
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