Do I need UEFI?

Quick question: I see on the UEFI Wikipedia page that the legacy partitioning method (Master Boot Record; MBR) limits partition size to ~2 TB. I was not aware of this.

As I'm preparing to purchase the components for my first build (a gaming PC), I'm wondering if I should be limiting my mobo choices to those that have UEFI rather than the legacy BIOS. If I'm thinking of buying, say, a 3TB HDD, do I understand correctly that I'll need UEFI in order to be able to use its full capacity?
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    all new boards can use 2+tb drives no problem. and that all new boards have a uefi bios anyways
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