What do your current brake mounts look like? I'm going to bet they are round tab style mounts, which have been replaced with post style mounts on modern bikes. What are the axles? 9mmX100mm quick release with the notch where the axle drops out? Those aren't found on nicer modern forks.
New, high end, and non-tapered doesn't exist for 26 or 27.5 forks (or 29). Finding a used/good condition "nicer 27.5 fork with 80mm travel and non-tapered" XC style fork similar to your SID with the correct length steering tube, and the same brake mounts probably isn't going to happen. (Definitely know what length steering tube you need before buying a used fork). Even at 80mm travel, the 27.5 fork will be longer axle to crown and will affect your geometry.
Lots of front axles have gone from 100mm to 110mm wide also, so that has to be factored in when shopping.
Best case -- new front brakes, new front wheel and tire, lower level straight steer 27.5 fork with 100mm travel. The brakes and wheels will mis-match front to back. You may have pedal/tire overlap where your toes touch the front tire when turning. And the seat angle, head angle, and bottom bracket height will be thrown off. This may make the bike unstable (bottom bracket too high) and shorten the reach. Seat will have to be moved forward, might need a different seatpost if there isn't enough adjustment room. Stem and/or bars may have to be changed. Probably won't be able to match modern brakes to the rear if you have old style round tabs on the frame too, so the mismatched brakes will feel very different from each other. Rim and tire width and volume will probably mismatch front to back due to frame clearance limits and back rim width limits. Traction probably won't match at the limits. The significantly heavier front end will really change the feel of the bike.
Trying to modernize old bikes will always run into some limitation, like rear tire width, headtube size, wheel size, brake mounts, geometry, drivetrain, axle width and type, etc that makes it impossible to fully modernize a bike that is too old. The "investment" in upgrading eventually hits some dead-end you can't fully modernize.
I'd keep it as is and just fix the seals on the existing fork, and live without the lockout. Love it for what it is, and know what type of trails it is good for, and what trails it isn't. If you really, really must have the lockout for performance reasons, then you will REALLY like the performance benefits of a new modern 29" hardtail.